Step Up Speak Out Content

Overall goals for Step Up and Speak Out include:

  • Increase awareness of and ability to identify individuals at-risk for suicide or other mental health concerns among Kent State University students, faculty, and staff.
  • Increase help-seeking behaviors, by reducing the stigma associated with counseling and increasing awareness of available mental health resources.
  • Decrease barriers to treatment by referring individuals to an appropriate resource.
  • Further cultivate a culture of caring throughout the Kent State University community.

If you have questions about the Step Up and Speak Out campaign, please contact the Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs at Please note that this email address is not monitored 24-hours per day, and should not be used as a mental health resource. We provide additional resources for immediate suicide prevention support.

Download the KSUMobile app for quick access to Step Up Speak Out resources. Within the app, find Step Up Speak Out under 'Campus Utilities.'